Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Producers for American Idol didn’t want anyone to know which contestants are selling the most downloads on iTunes, because it might spoil the results of the show or favor one contestant over another.
But last week a glitch in Apple’s software revealed an Idol ranking, giving fans a look at who’s on top on iTunes, the New York Post reports.
Keep reading to find out which contestants are selling the most.
Adam Lambert is way ahead, taking six of the top 10 spots on the Idol list. His rendition of “Mad World,” which earned him a standing ovation from Simon Cowell, is in the No. 1 spot on the secret chart.
That’s probably not a shocker. What does come as a bit of a surprise is that Kris Allen has three studio versions of his performances in the top 10 and fan favorite Danny Gokey only has one, his version of “Endless Love” from Idol’s recent movie night.
Whether or not the iTunes sales figures are a reflection of the way people are voting is undetermined. But it does seem like Kris has been gaining on Danny over the past few weeks.
Up next, the contestants will perform Rat Pack standards on this week’s performance show, airing Tuesday (8 p.m. ET) on FOX.
MTV has announced that The Hills will return in the fall with more episodes of season 5.
“Viewers will find out life in Los Angeles only gets more complicated as friendships, relationships and loyalties are tested like never before,” reads a press release from the network.
While Lauren Conrad, who narrates the show, has had enough of the drama, the rest of the cast is coming back for more.
“Lauren has moved on, but Heidi, Audrina, Spencer, Brody, Stephanie, Lo and Justin Bobby will be back as the drama continues with fresh faces, new stories and shocking surprises,” the press release says.
But don’t expect the new Mr. and Mrs. Pratt to live happily ever after. “Spencer and Heidi will be newlyweds so the stakes are higher than ever before for the two to make things work,” the network says.
The pair are currently filming "The Baster" in the Big Apple, in which Aniston's character decides to have a baby with a sperm donor, only to have a friend (Bateman) swap the anonymous sample with his own as he is secretly in love with her.
Monday, April 27, 2009
This weekend, the romantic comedy starring the High School Musical heartthrob went head-to-head with Fighting, which stars a very hot Channing Tatum as an underground bare-knuckle pugilist.
With both movies making about $11.5 million each, they tied for the No. 2 spot, the Associated Press reports. Over 10 days, 17 Again has raked in a highly respectable $40 million.
The No. 4 movie was The Soloist, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx. It made $9.7 million.
As for the success of Obsessed, "There's something about wanting to see Beyoncé kick butt. She's taking on one wacked chick, played very well by Ali Larter," the AP quotes Rory Bruer, head of distribution for Sony, as saying. "Let's face it, everyone loves Beyoncé, and to see her in this role is a treat."
"We never felt like we weren't together," says frontman Scott Stapp. "We're not looking at this as a reunion. It's more of a rebirth."
Though they stayed in touch through holiday cards and the occasional phone call, the group refrained from recording together in order to, "explore other creative outlets and build the main priority in all of our lives, which is our family," says Stapp.
Indeed, the band has grown up quite a bit, as has Stapp's son Jagger, the muse behind their hit "With Arms Wide Open." "He's not a baby anymore," says the proud papa of the 10-year-old. Stapp now also has a 2-year-old named Milán.
Could another hit about his offspring be on the horizon? Quite possibly. He wrote a tune about his daughter as well, simply titled "Milan Song." "She's my twin soul, my light," he says of his little lady. "I do whatever she wants."
Stapp, who made the initial push for Creed to get back together, says it was awesome to see all the guys in one room again. "I said, 'I love you and if I've ever caused you any pain in your life forgive me.' And they said the same things right back."
With any bad blood dissolved, the guys got back to jamming and planning a summer tour. "We're not trying to stay in a certain place or conform to where we left off," says Stapp. "The music is fresh, edgy, raw, passionate, honest and it rocks."
"It's just the right time and we're all excited!"
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Montag, 22, and Pratt, 25, exchanged vows before about 200 guests, including Audrina Patridge, Kristin Cavallari, Brody Jenner and Frankie Delgado. The bride wore jewels from Neil Lane, including a pear-shaped diamond floral necklace with multiple diamond chains layered over it, diamond earrings and diamond hairpins, which she picked out the day before the nuptials. Pratt borrowed a pair of diamond cufflinks from the jeweler for the big day.
Early Saturday, the couple arrived at the church in a white Rolls Royce Phantom. Before the ceremony, an airplane flew overhead and wrote "Spencer loves Heidi" in the sky. Pratt, looking dapper in a black suit, smiled and signed autographs for fans outside the church.
Meanwhile, Montag posted multiple updates on Twitter throughout the day. "This is going to be the best day of my life," she wrote at one point. "Thank you God for Spencer." She also described her wedding dress as "amazing – like a swan princess."
After the ceremony, the newlyweds emerged and kissed on the church steps. Wedding guests threw rose petals at the couple, who left for the reception in black Rolls Royce Phantom. (read more)
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Adam Sandler co-wrote the screenplay and is producing.
The story centers on a small-town Midwestern nerd (Nick Swardson) who discovers his parents were famous porn stars. Christina Ricci has already signed on to play Swardson's girlfriend. Dorff will play "Dick Shadow," a legendary porn star.
Allen Covert and Swardson also wrote the script. Filming starts next week. (source)
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Sources said ABC will be launching a stealth promo campaign for new series "Flash Forward" during the episode, in which Daniel Faraday (Jeremy Davies) will come clean about what he knows about the island.
While questions from the dense mythology of "Lost" probably will be answered in the episode, the commercial breaks are sure to raise a host of new ones with perplexing snippets that might direct viewers to a Web site.
The mystery spots will in fact be for "Flash Forward." They are said to be part of an elaborate marketing campaign for the drama, which has not been officially picked up to series but is quietly being positioned on ABC's schedule for next season.
From the moment in September the "Flash" spec script by filmmaker David S. Goyer and "Star Trek" veteran Brannon Braga landed at ABC with a series commitment, the project has been considered a perfect companion for "Lost."
Based on Robert J. Sawyer's sci-fi novel, "Flash," starring Joseph Fiennes, chronicles the aftermath of a global event in which everyone in the world blacks out for 2 minutes, 17 seconds and has a mysterious vision of the future.(source)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The former Fugees singer is scheduled to perform at the five-day Stockholm Jazz Fest in July, according to festival spokesman Gunnar Lagerman. This will be Hill's second time headlining the Swedish festival, which is expected to draw up to 30,000 people. Other confirmed artists include tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins and Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil.
Hill, who gave birth to her fifth child with Rohan Marley last January, hasn't performed publicly since 2007
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
|1||-||17 Again|| |
|2||-||State of Play|| |
|3||1||Hannah Montana The Movie|| |
|4||3||Monsters vs. Aliens|| |
|5||2||Fast & Furious|| |
|6||-||Crank: High Voltage|| |
|7||4||Observe and Report|| |
|9||6||I Love You, Man|| |
|10||7||The Haunting in Connecticut|| |
|11||8||Dragonball: Evolution|| |
Monday, April 20, 2009
When asked – in an interview with WPIX in New York Monday – what he'd do if he ran into a sinister person in a dark corner, Tatum said he wouldn't be brave, despite his training in the martial arts. "I'd probably run, more than likely," he said. Then, referring to his signature role in the film Step Up, he joked, "Or I'd be like, 'Wanna dance? Let's have a dance off!' "
Tatum, who also stars in the upcoming G.I. Joe, says that his personal life isn't like an action movie. His perfect days involve quietly hanging out by the pool. Even the paparazzi steers clear of him. "They kind of leave me alone. I really appreciate it," he says, "I don't hang out very much in those big public places where a lot of people go."
And Tatum has big plans for his 29th birthday on Sunday. "I'm just going to be praying that [the movie] does well," he laughed, before saying that he'll fly back to his home state of Alabama. If the film does well, Tatum says he wants to "fly in all the people who haven't seen how amazingly country my family is in Alabama."
He may be country, but he doesn't kiss and tell. When asked about his engagement to actress Jenna Dewan, the down-to-earth guy would only say, "I'm very, very happy right now."
Sunday, April 19, 2009
"It's great news," says Allen. "They're ecstatic."
The Grey's Anatomy star, 39, and Ivery, 41, a music producer, were married by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a low-key ceremony in November 2007. The couple met in a grocery store in 2003 and began dating six months later.
Pompeo, who's recently been spotted shopping for baby gear around Los Angeles, is not the only Seattle Grace doctor having a baby in real life: Costar Chyler Leigh and her husband, Nathan West, are expecting her third child, a girl, in May.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
"No matter what your job, there are always ways to do something better than your predecessor," he tells the May issue of Men's Health magazine. "That's why you were hired."
Not that commanding the U.S.S. Enterprise was an easy task. "When I started Trek," he says, "I didn't have time for anything else but climbing the thing and getting to the top. There's tremendous responsibility. There's tremendous pressure. But all those just clarify your vision."
Tackling the role may have been daunting, but Pine knew he had to try. "I think the most dangerous word in the English language is should," he says. "'I should have done this.' Or 'I should do that.' Should implies responsibility. It connotes demand. Which is just not the case. Life ebbs and flows."
Lately, life has brought him to a happy place, complete with a sunny and optimistic girlfriend. Just one hitch: She's a morning person and he's not. "I'm so envious of that genetic wiring that immediately puts a smile on your face," he says. "My genetic wiring just puts creases in my eyebrows."
A buff Pine appears on the cover of the magazine, which hits the stands on April 21.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Harold's Jackson Braddock will resurface in the May 3 episode, and sources are describing his stay on Wisteria Lane as lasting through the end of the season. The housepainter and love interest to Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher) has already appeared in 11 episodes. His run as Jackson was cut unexpectedly short when the actor had a serious motorcycle accident in October.
"My friend hypnotized me before I started rehearsals to have a real open mind," the singer, 34, says of April 18 debut in PEEPSHOW, at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Mel B and actress Kelly Monaco, both Dancing With the Stars alums, will appear in the racy production with topless dancers – but will keep on their own tops.
"I was getting a bit nervous. My anxiety was getting to me," Mel B tells PEOPLE. "I was hypnotized to calm me down and it worked."
Brown adds that her husband loves what he's seen of the show so far – "He's a big fan," she says – but her children, ages 2 and 10, aren't ready to see this side of Mommy onstage.
"They haven't seen the show and they're not going to," says the singer-dancer. "They're not old enough!"